David will be returning to the Musical Theatre Guild for the first production of their 2014-15 season. With a jazzy, driving score by the late Marvin Hamlisch, SWEET SMELL OF SUCCESS is based on the 1957 movie starring Burt Lancaster as a ruthless, all-powerful newspaper columnist named J. J. Hunsecker (so Walter Winchell couldn’t sue them), and Tony Curtis as Sidney Falcone – a smarmy, small-time press agent desperate to curry J.J.’s favor. Although this edgy, dark show got seven nominations, including Best Musical, only John Lithgow, for his leading performance as Hunsecker, went home with a 2002 Tony® Award. Gossip, lies, name-dropping, betrayal, backstabbing and murder – typical story about the media.
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David will be appearing in a concert presentation of Maltby/Shire’s Baby. David joins an all-star cast, including Richard Kind, Ilene Graff, Douglas Sills, Kerry O’Malley, Thomas C. Kouo and star of the original production, Liz Callaway.
The concert will benefit the organization Miracle Babies, a non-profit resource for neo-natal intensive-care unit (NICU) patients and their families that provides financial assistance and support to families in need with newborns in the neonatal intensive care unit.
For more information and tickets, visit the Miracle Babies Website.
David returns to Theatre West for the Third Annual Betty Garrett Memorial Musical Comedy Tribute. David plays the role of Vivian “Storky” Budd, originally played by Arthur Treacher.
Panama Hattie, with music and lyrics by Cole Porter and book by Herbert Fields and B.G. DeSylva, was first performed on Broadway in 1940 and ran for fifteen months. It starred Ethel Merman, Arthur Treacher, Pat Harrington Sr., Rags Ragland and Betty Hutton and featured June Allyson, Betsy Blair, Miriam Nelson and Vera-Ellen.
For more information, visit the Theatre West website.
Musical Theatre Guild’s Production of Titanic has been voted the Best Special Theatre Event by BroadwayWorld. As First Officer Murdoch, David was responsible for crashing into the iceberg…
Full details on BroadwayWorld.
David is thrilled to be retuning to the Musical Theatre Guild to play the role of First Officer Murdoch in Titanic.
One hundred years ago, on April 15, 1912, the RMS Titanic departed from England on its maiden voyage to New York. As vacations often do, it turned out to be more complicated than relaxing. It did not end well. On April 23, 1997, Titanic, The Musical opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre. The results were much happier: five Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Best Score and Best Book. The New Yorker review said “…a musical about history’s most tragic maiden voyage was obviously preposterous… Astonishingly, Titanic manages to be grave and entertaining, somber and joyful… a genuine addition to American musical theatre.”
For more information, visit Musical Theatre Guild.